Once you take the decision to relocate your home, you need to start packing your belongings. This is not an easy task as it is both essential and time-consuming. To help you in your moment of need here is a guide of the most popular packing materials and their uses.
The most traditional of all packing materials. You can find a good box both from your local store and your house moving company. There is nothing special about them, you just need to make sure they are the right size, have a lid and are not damaged in any way. Medium boxes are the preferred choice when it comes to hose moving as they can be easily carried and transported.
The following list consists of boxes that have a very specific purpose. You can buy them from our movers. Our London experts advise you to use them as they are more convenient than the regular cardboard boxes.
Also known as “stretch wrap” or “cling wrap”, this material has many uses when it comes to wrapping and protecting your belongings. If you own some valuable pieces of furniture, you can use this stretchy wrap to cover it and protect it from harm. You can also use it to seal your regular boxes and prevent water damage.
One of the most widely used and well-known packing materials. If you are relocating especially long-distance or just must have it in your arsenal. Bubble wrap is not expensive, and you can purchase it from every reputable mover in London. For maximum effect carefully seal all edges with tape. According to what you need to be wrapped, you can find different types and sizes. If you are unsure what to pick, consult with your moving company.
Used for padding inside your boxes or for wrapping delicate items, packing paper is usually the first layer of protection of your belongings. Do not try to substitute it with newspapers or old magazines as the printing ink can get transferred and damage your things. Cheap and available this material is essential when you are organising your house move.
One of the best packing options is to rent some plastic crates. Lots of big London companies can provide you with this moving service. Plastic carriers are sturdier and easier to transport than cardboard boxes. Their lids seal tightly and usually have handles to make the loading and unloading easier.
You can’t execute a proper packing without one. You can choose from a large variety of colours, sizes and materials – from paper to clear plastic tape. There are also some models that have to label on them like “Fragile” or “Do not drop.” The tape can be used not only for sealing boxes but also for reinforcing their bottoms and making them sturdier. Make sure you are equipped with at least two rolls before you start packing your belongings.
You will find this product especially useful if you are relocating to and from London as the city is famous for its bad weather. Plastic sheets are designed to cover your larger pieces of furniture and protect them from raindrops and snowflakes. You can also cover your floors to avoid having to clean mud and debris.
If you want to minimise the impact you will have on the environment you can try some of the following packing tricks:
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